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(Meta)Reflection on the Word-Formation Motivation in Texts

Author(s): Iwona Kaproń-Charzyńska
Subject(s): Communication studies, Morphology, Cognitive linguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydział Polonistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: communication; communication competence; paraphrase; multilevel text; metalanguage;

Summary/Abstract: In the article the author reflects on the issue of motivation – a key issue for word formation understood as an element of human communicative activity and a branch of language science. She analyzes the role of language users’ word-formation competence and their (meta)linguistic awareness in the process of encoding/decoding information contained in the derivative, taking into account the polyphonic structure of the text. She shows how the speaker controls the process of understanding the text by the recipient, moving between the language level and the metalanguage level. In terms of word-formation methodology, the analytical procedures presented in the article serve to outline a possible new direction of word formation research.

  • Issue Year: 76/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 197-210
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish